Nomograms for predicting the survival rate for cervical cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy: a SEER analysis

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Source: Future Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research

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Conclusions: Menopausal symptoms were prevalent in this population. Our data indicate that women are experiencing climacteric symptoms, but are overall unmotivated to address symptoms using HT. Factors such as symptom severity, fear of side effects, income level, or education level were not associated with acceptability of HT for premature menopause.
Source: Menopause - Category: OBGYN Tags: Original Studies Source Type: research
Conclusions: The incidence of BM among patients with gynecologic malignancies is rare and associated with poor survival. For select patients, SRS may be associated with prolonged survival.
Source: American Journal of Clinical Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Original Articles: Gynecologic Source Type: research
Abstract The purpose of this paper is to review the surgical care related to training in gynecologic oncology, from past, present and future perspectives. A marked decline in the incidence of cervical cancer as well as improvements in radiation therapy have led to a reduction in the numbers of radical hysterectomies and exenterations being performed. Utilization of neoadjuvant chemotherapy is reducing the extent of cytoreductive operations, including intestinal surgery. The incorporation of sentinel lymphatic mapping has reduced the number of pelvic, paraaortic and inguinal lymphadenectomies being performed. Coupl...
Source: Gynecologic Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Gynecol Oncol Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 18 May 2020Source: Practical Radiation OncologyAuthor(s): Junzo Chino, Christina M. Annunziata, Sushil Beriwal, Lisa Bradfield, Beth A. Erickson, Emma C. Fields, KathrynJane Fitch, Matthew M. Harkenrider, Christine H. Holschneider, Mitchell Kamrava, Eric Leung, Lilie L. Lin, Jyoti S. Mayadev, Marc Morcos, Chika Nwachukwu, Daniel Petereit, Akila N. Viswanathan
Source: Practical Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
Conclusion: Thermoplastic mask and knee wedge are equally effective as immobilization devices for treating cervical cancers with conformal techniques.
Source: Indian Journal of Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
This study evaluated the feasibility of atlas-ba...
Source: Radiation Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research Source Type: research
Case Summary: A 28-year-old nulliparous woman presented with rectal bleeding. Colonoscopy revealed a 4-cm malignant-appearing mass in the proximal rectum, and biopsies confirmed invasive adenocarcinoma of the rectum. Computed tomography scan showed no evidence of metastatic disease. Staging MRI found transmural extension with minimal stranding in the adjacent fat, as well as no evidence of pathological pelvic adenopathy, consistent with a T3N0 lesion. The proposed treatment plan involved neoadjuvant chemotherapy and radiation therapy before primary surgical resection. The patient desired fertility preservation and was re...
Source: Diseases of the Colon and Rectum - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Resident’s Corner Source Type: research
Conclusions: A radiomic model employing features from multiple tumor habitats held the ability for predicting treatment response in patients with locally advanced cervical cancer before commencing CCRT. These results illustrated a potential new tool for improving medical decision-making and therapeutic strategies.
Source: Frontiers in Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: research
According to international recommendations by GEC-ESTRO GYN working group [1], combined radiation therapy is the most effective treatment for locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC). Classical combined radiotherapy includes two sequential stages: external beam radiotherapy (EBRT) and brachytherapy (BT) [1]. EBRT is used for irradiation of the tumour itself and the lymph nodes to total dose values up to 50Gy. BT is used as a boost for irradiation of the tumour up to EQD2 doses as high as 90Gy. The golden standard of modern combined radiotherapy includes EBRT followed by image-guided adaptive BT.
Source: Physica Medica: European Journal of Medical Physics - Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Original paper Source Type: research
The use of concurrent doublet chemotherapy with radiation for locoregionally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) is limited by gastrointestinal and hematologic toxicity. By reducing radiation dose to bowel and bone marrow, image-guided intensity modulated radiation therapy (IG-IMRT) may improve chemotherapy tolerance. The goal of this study was to determine whether IG-IMRT could lead to improved tolerance to concurrent cisplatin and gemcitabine for LACC.
Source: International Journal of Radiation Oncology * Biology * Physics - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
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